August Meeting

Executive Director Corner


Copper Theft Situation

FMANM Healthcare Committee

August Newsletter PDF

Upcoming Events Calendar

August 20
Steamed Up? Boiler Maintenance Basics
September 17
Breaking Bad? Building Assessments
October 24
FAB O&M Show
November 19
Lady’s Choice
December 17
Holiday Social



Night Maintenance Engineer
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Educational Opportunities

Free day of learning featuring code updates for both sprinkler and live safety systems.
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The WTC is offering courses that some of your workers may benefit from.





Board of Directors


George Jimenez
New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union

Vice President

Tom Plummer
Sr. Project / Program Manager at US Army Corps of Engineers


Lori Gunnare

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Joseph Rodriguez
Superintendent of Facilites
Sandia Resort & Casino
Gary Stevens
Facility Manager

Mary Beth Hames
ARMA SW Region Director
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
Kone Elevator and Escalator
505-975-6753 cell



Roy Evans
505 577 4145



The ONLY Tradeshow for Facility Folks is Back!

Suppliers:  Get your name in front of facility decision makers who are members of the very high profile Facility Manager Association of New Mexico (FMANM), and the FMANM Healthcare Committee.   

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Boiler Basics 101
Get Your Steam On

Does your boiler constantly break down and leave you in hot water?  Tired of being all steamed up when your boiler decides to quit working?  What the heck is a boiler anyway?  Who needs one and do you even have one?

Join us on Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014 at the Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant at 7 am for an informative and educational discussion with Keith Welch from Welch’s Boiler Service and Gary Stevens, FMANM board member and Director of Corporate Engineering for Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  Keith will provide an overview of how a boiler works, its importance and function in a building’s overall HVAC system, a boiler safety summary, and why it is important to properly maintain your boiler to help avoid costly repairs and replacements.  Keith will also discuss the importance of proper boiler water chemistry, and how this helps to prolong the life of your heating equipment.  Gary will support the discussion from the real-world facility management perspective.

Reservations are always required but FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS are always free.  Email to (preferred) or call 505-975-6753 to save your space.  Don’t miss this important, interactive and informational presentation.


Aug 14 Executive Director

We’re on a roll!

As your Executive Director, I am truly blessed with the support I receive from both members AND non-members of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.

The first year I ran the golf tournament we had TWO sponsors and 38 golfers.  This year I had to make 3 banners to list all the high level sponsorships and we hit the limit of 36 teams.  Gotta say, I must be doing something right…………. 

Fresh off the largest golf tournament in the history of the organization, the upcoming Facility and Building Operations & Maintenance Show will also set records for booth sales and facility manager attendance.  The quality of the displays, the wide-ranging variety of products and services represented, and unprecedented effort by the supplier members to involve their present and future facility management associates will undoubtedly contribute to a productive and high energy event.  FAB O&M is Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that the backdrop for this event is again the beautiful Sandia Resort and Casino.  The Halloween theme, the delicious food, the nicely-appointed conference hall, and spirit of enterprise through cooperation and relationship building will set the stage for another memorable educational opportunity. 

In closing, the only thing I can say is: Thank you for your support! FMANM is not only strong but thriving beyond belief in a still difficult atmosphere.  Thank you to my Board of Directors, but also, thank you ALL, facility managers and supplier members, for your loyalty and encouragement.  TOGETHER we are FMANM.


2014 Forth Annual Golf Tournament Raises Scholarship Money and Provides Networking for Facility Professionals

Platinum Level Sponsors


Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors

Hole-In-One Sponsor

Door Prize Donors

National Distributing
Sherwin Williams
ServPro of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County
National Roofing
All American Moving
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Duke City Harley Davidson
Travers Mechanical
Advantage Security
Amerind Risk Management
Matheson TriGas
Williamson Restoration
Sandia Resort and Casino
Bob’s Painting
Wilson Mohr
Dave’s Ground Maintenance
Industrial Water Engineering
KONE Elevator and Escalator
The Johnston Company

Outta Control
Yearout Mechanical
Staffing Solutions
Ace Asphalt
Bob’s Painting
RE Michel Co.
Ferguson Plumbing Supply
Innovative Moving
Zia Rising Management
TP Pump
Johnson Controls
SMI Facility Services
Moving Solutions
Heel Pharmaceuticals
Upland Corp.
Essential Safety Products
D&H Supply
Dave Chalan, Cochiti Artist


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The ONLY Tradeshow for Facility Folks is Back!

Bigger, Better and Beautiful at Sandia Resort & Casino

Facility Managers:  Mark your calendar today to take off on Friday afternoon, October 24th, 2014, from noon to 4, and head over to the Sandia Resort & Casino to attend the 2014 FAB O&M Show, a professional tradeshow designed ONLY for you!  See the latest and greatest in products and services that make running your building easier and more efficient, presented by suppliers who want to EARN your business.  Free $50 gift certificates just for attending, free food and beverages, free parking, and a cash bar complete the Halloween-themed kick- off to your weekend.  Reward your whole staff and leave work early.  Questions? Call Carolee at 505-975-6753 or email  Can’t wait to see YOU at 2014 FAB O&M Show!

Suppliers:  Get your name in front of facility decision makers who are members of the very high profile Facility Manager Association of New Mexico (FMANM), and the FMANM Healthcare Committee.    click the FAB O&M Exhibitors Registration tab.  Last year ALL booths sold out so register online TODAY to part of the 2014 FAB O&M Show.

NEW THIS YEAR! Corporate Sponsorships are available.  Join KONE Elevator and Escalator in making a statement at the TOP by purchasing YOUR place in preferred advertising for only $400.00.  Contact Carolee at 505-975-6753 for all the details. 

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PNM Copper Theft Legislation Update

March 10, 2014

During the 30-day legislative session that just concluded in Santa Fe, we saw good progress in our efforts to address copper theft, a crime that has hurt many of our customers. Governor Susana Martinez signed a new law that criminalizes metal theft. Additionally, $200,000 has been appropriated for enforcement of the Recycled Metals Act as part of the state government budget. Customers who contacted their legislators to share their first-hand experience with copper theft on their church, business or service organization made a big difference.

SB 21, Disruption of Communications and Utilities, sponsored by Sen. Steve Neville, makes it a criminal act with penalties to create a public safety hazard or disrupt communications and utility services by theft or intentional damage to customer or utility‐owned equipment.

The law, which had support from the metal recycling industry, law enforcement and the business community, makes copper theft a misdemeanor for the first and second offenses, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, and a fourth degree felony for the third and any subsequent offense, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. The statue is one of the first to recognize copper theft as a safety hazard to innocent people, including children, who could come into contact with energized equipment left exposed by thieves, as well as to our employees who work on energized equipment. The law takes effect on May 21.

In 2012, PNM supported an amendment to the Sale of Recycled Metals Act that created a recycled metals reporting data base, but at the time no money was appropriated for enforcement activities. This year, bills sponsored by Rep. Patti Lundstrom in the House and Sen. Steve Neville in the Senate provided a $200,000 appropriation to the N.M. Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) that will fund that department’s investigation and prosecution of those who deal in stolen metal plus training and support for other law enforcement entities.

At PNM, we will continue to work with law enforcement, legislators, the recycling industry, other utilities - and you - to stop copper theft. As a reminder, through our partnership with Crime Stoppers, a $500 reward will be paid to anyone whose tip leads to the arrest and conviction of a copper thief. Please share that information with friends, family and co-workers.

To ask a question or provide input, contact Manuel Quintana, PNM account manager, at (505) 241-4716 or

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  • Manuel Quintana
    PNM Account Manager

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